Wireless Keys Stored In Windows - View

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How to See the Wireless Keys that Windows has Stored
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Joined a network and forgotten the key? Here's how to find out what it is
How to See the Wireless Keys that Windows has Stored

Note   Note
The BBCODE in this needs a lot of fixing, but I wanted to submit it then work on it at a later date. The screenshots are also wrong for the x64 option - I'll fix those later


warning   Warning
Some AVs are detecting this as malicious - this is because it's trying to access saved passwords. You may have to allow this file in your AV in order to use this.


When you join a protected wireless network, Windows will store the key to allow a connection to be automatically made next time you log on to the computer.

This information is stored in an encrypted format in the following locations:

XP: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces\[Interface Guid]
Vista: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles\Interfaces\[Interface Guid]
Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles\Interfaces\[Interface Guid]

Because it's encrypted, we'll need a program to open it up for us :) We will be using a tool from Nirsoft called WirelessKeyView.

Note   Note
There are different instructions for x86 (32 bit) and x64 (64 bit) computers




For x86 (32 bit) Computers


1. Please download WirelessKeyView from this site and save it to your desktop:
Direct Download Link: WirelessKeyView Download
2. Minimize all windows to get to your desktop, and right click on the file, then select Extract All...

Extract Zip.png

3. When the dialogue box opens, make sure that the box Show Extracted Files When Complete is selected. Then press Extract.
Extract Files.png


4. When the folder opens, double click on the file WirelessKeyView.exe

Folder.jpg



5. When WirelessKeyView opens, you should have the following screen. All the information about the wireless keys is given below :) The ASCII code is what you want.

WirelessKeyView.jpg




For x64 (64 bit) Computers
1. Please download WirelessKeyView from this site and save it to your desktop:
Direct Download Link: WirelessKeyView x64 Download
2. Minimize all windows to get to your desktop, and right click on the file, then select Extract All...

Extract Zip.png

3. When the dialogue box opens, make sure that the box Show Extracted Files When Complete is selected. Then press Extract.
Extract Files.png


4. When the folder opens, double click on the file WirelessKeyView.exe

Folder.jpg



5. When WirelessKeyView opens, you should have the following screen. All the information about the wireless keys is given below :) The ASCII code is what you want.


Enjoy!

Tom
 
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Hi Tom, just like the instructions say some security programs see it as a trojan, So if any of the guy's would like to use it, Suspend the security program for a hour get the information, then turn back on, malwarebytes picked it up as virus, and norton cleaned it out completly, Patch41,
 

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